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Course Site for Future Cinema 1 (and sometimes Future Cinema 2: Applied Theory) at York University, Canada

‘Paris Syndrome’ strikes Japanese

“Many of the visitors come with a deeply romantic vision of Paris – the cobbled streets, as seen in the film Amelie, the beauty of French women or the high culture and art at the Louvre.


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Wed, January 18 2012 » Futurecinema_2009 » 1 Comment

For Building Environments with Cosm

You will need to install the following to build your own projects:
1. DOWNLOAD and install Max/MSP version 5 (do NOT use Max version 6 for COSM yet)
2. DOWNLOAD and install Cosm for Max/MSP
3. DOWNLOAD the ARLAB objects
*****WINDOWS USERS: DOWNLOAD the ARLAB objects without the installer. Drop this folder in Program Files\Cycling ‘74\Max5\Cycling ‘74\ [...]

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Wed, January 18 2012 » Futurecinema_2009 » 1 Comment

An Analysis of Liquid Architectures

David B. Beleznay
Steve Dixon’s piece discusses how artists explore alternative approaches to our immediate urban environments, deconstructing our relationship with our homes, our cities and our World. These semi-permanent architectural installations are designed to challenge our notions of what it means to live in manmade structures, in other words they seek to re-define physical reality [...]

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Tue, January 17 2012 » Futurecinema_2009 » 2 Comments

Infinity Puzzle

An Augmented Reality Experiment
David B. Beleznay
The Infinity Puzzle is an AR game, which uses a series of “markers” as puzzle pieces to form a single whole video image.
In this experiment I wanted to explore how Augmented Reality holds within it the capacity to infinitely re-imagine and re-define reality as we know it. Like a mirror [...]

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Tue, January 17 2012 » Futurecinema_2009 » No Comments

2012 syllabus will be posted tomorrow! week 2 is here.

hi everyone
adjusting assignment dates.
but do get a heaad start on next week’s class by reading Read: Italo Calvino Invisible Cities.
here are some of the links we looked at in class wednesday:
Screens : http://flowingdata.com/2010/06/03/data-life-of-the-future/
ted talk http://www.ted.com/talks/john_underkoffler_drive_3d_data_with_a_gesture.html
NYT screens issue: http://www.nytimes.com/indexes/2008/11/23/magazine/index.html
future interfaces: http://news.cnet.com/Making-Minority-Report-computer-navigation-a-reality/2100-1008_3-6181699.html

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Thu, January 5 2012 » Futurecinema_2009 » No Comments

GPS Films

Does anyone know where to get a program to actually insert our projects into a GPS film/iPhone overlay?

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Mon, January 18 2010 » Futurecinema_2009 » No Comments

New Media Resistance: Machinima and the Avant-Garde

An article on machinima as an avant-garde medium imbued with political potential for new modes of representation.

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Wed, January 13 2010 » Futurecinema_2009 » No Comments


Happy New Year to all of you.
Now, here is something interesting:

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Thu, January 7 2010 » Futurecinema_2009 » No Comments

Greetings, everyone.

I just wanted to let you know that I have posted my machinima and all the entries related to my project on my blog.
If you are interested in reading/watching, please visit:
Of course I do welcome and appreciate all your comments.
Happy Holidays to all of you,

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Mon, December 14 2009 » Futurecinema_2009 » No Comments

Microvision’s new PicoP 3D projected screen

Amazing new first person shooter technology where you can project the screen anywhere.

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Fri, December 11 2009 » Futurecinema_2009 » No Comments